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Tricksy Clock

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Tricksy Clock
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Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 0:38
Tricksy Clock
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Artist Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 0:39

"Tricksy Clock" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura that is used in Kingdom Hearts.

Appearances[edit]

"Tricksy Clock" is a very short theme used during a cutscene in Wonderland: "Wonderland."

Composition[edit]

"Tricksy Clock" is approximately thirty-eight seconds long in Kingdom Hearts, and thirty-nine seconds long in the HD remake. Regardless of the game, the piece plays at a tempo of 132 beats per minute. The piece has a brief introduction, followed by a brief melodic line. The instrumentation consists of: strings, flute, xylophone, and piano.

As its name suggests, the rhythms of "Tricksy Clock" mirror that of a clock's traditional "tick-tock" sound- although, in this case, a much faster version. Playing specifically on the beat are piano and stringed bass. Meanwhile, the violins, playing in pizzicato style, play with eighth notes that occur on both down and up beats. The piece begins at a softer dynamic level, but slightly crescendos to the next dynamic level temporarily before using a decrescendo to return to the initial dynamic. This cycle occurs again, but now with the crescendo leading to the introduction of the flute, mallet instruments, and piano. This new trio follows a more playful and tuneful melody that consists of eighth note and sixteenth note combinations. The piece slowly fades out during this brief section.

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